View Full Version : Murphy -U/D 12th Dec- Better Day Today

02-12-2011, 10:35 AM
He is OK within himself, but he is still displaying symptoms that fit with a serious problem within his chest cavity :cry:

I also *think* I can detect a heart murmur :cry:

He has lost almost 100g in weight since Monday, despite eating like a Horse

:cry: :cry:

Will report back later xx

02-12-2011, 10:37 AM
:cry: I'm sorry to hear this, best of luck at the vet. x

susie bun
02-12-2011, 10:43 AM
Sending vibes. xxx

02-12-2011, 10:43 AM
So many unwell bunnies at the moment :(

Good luck, hope Murphy will be OK.

02-12-2011, 11:08 AM
vibes for Murphy x

02-12-2011, 11:24 AM
Sending vibes for Murphy, I hope he's ok x

02-12-2011, 11:36 AM
I'll be thinking of you and Murphy today. I hope all will be well. (((((((((((((((((vibes))))))))))))))))))

02-12-2011, 12:32 PM
Sending mega Vibes for Murphy xxxxx

02-12-2011, 12:53 PM
We are back.

Both Vets think that Murphy has something nasty going on, probably a Thymoma :cry: He would definitely need a GA/Xray to get good radiological views of his chest to confirm this. Obviously he is a very 'high risk' for a GA. Given that if it is a Thymoma I would not be putting him through surgery (which would need a Specialist Referral ) and that at the moment Murphy is 'well within himself' we are going the palliative care root. Corticosteroids are an option should his symptoms worsen, but these would be the last resort because of their side effects.

In short, Murphy is on borrowed time but he is not suffering. He is bright, eating well and interacting with his friend Harry. From now on it will be one day at a time and I hope that Murphy can remain 'feeling well' for as long as possible :)

02-12-2011, 01:20 PM
Aww I hope he keeps feeling ok for a lot longer then! :wave:

Captain Helen
02-12-2011, 01:43 PM
Oh no :( Hope he can stay happy and comfortable for a long time. Sending lots of vibes for Murphy xx

02-12-2011, 01:50 PM
Vibes for murphy. He is such a lucky bunny in that, although he is faced with this, he is in the very best place to ensure his final days/weeks/months are contented and comfortable :love:

Barn Yard Bunnies
02-12-2011, 01:56 PM
Thinking of you and Murphy. xxx

02-12-2011, 09:47 PM
Lots of vibes for Murphy xx

02-12-2011, 10:59 PM
Sorry Jane, just found this thread. Thinking of both you and Murphy bun xxxxxxxxx

02-12-2011, 11:17 PM
I hope that Murphy can remain comfortable for a long time to come. Poor boy.:(. I am so glad he is happy in himself though.

03-12-2011, 05:44 PM
Hoping that you and Murphy still have a lot of happy time together...

03-12-2011, 05:48 PM
How is Murphy bun today? xxx

10-12-2011, 08:01 AM
This morning Murphy is not eating. This may well be the end :cry:

10-12-2011, 08:03 AM
:( thinking of you xx

10-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Oh no :cry: sending hugs and eating vibes xxx

10-12-2011, 09:23 AM
Oh no! Poor Murphy and I am thinking of you too.

Bunny Buddy
10-12-2011, 09:29 AM
So sorry. Thinking of you.

Do you have access to C's team at the weekend?

10-12-2011, 09:53 AM
Sending nomming vibes for Murphy xxxx

10-12-2011, 10:10 AM
Vibes for Murphy and hugs for you xxxx

10-12-2011, 10:14 AM
So sorry to hear this :(
Thinking of you & Murphy.

10-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Oh no :cry::cry::cry: Loads of vibes and love to you both, whatever you decide xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

10-12-2011, 10:58 AM
:(:( Thinking of you and Murphy. x

10-12-2011, 11:23 AM
Oh no, i hope you and Murphy have some more time together and that this isn't the end yet.

susie bun
10-12-2011, 11:29 AM
Thinking of you both. xx

bunny babe
10-12-2011, 11:50 AM
Thinking of you and Murphy x

10-12-2011, 11:52 AM
I am thinking of you and Murphy, Jane. Peace and comfort vibes coming your way. (((((((((((((Vibes))))))))))))))
I hope things can turn around or that at least he is comfortable. Bless.

10-12-2011, 03:20 PM
Sorry to hear this - thinking of you both xx

10-12-2011, 03:23 PM
Thank you everyone

Murphy has perked up a little and he has eaten some of the forage aliduncan sent us xx

10-12-2011, 03:24 PM
Thank you everyone

Murphy has perked up a little and he has eaten some of the forage aliduncan sent us xx

Great news :thumb:

Barn Yard Bunnies
10-12-2011, 04:39 PM
Millions of vibes for Murphy. xxx

Glad he has perked up a bit and had something to eat.

10-12-2011, 04:47 PM
sending vibes, :(

10-12-2011, 07:04 PM
Good boy, Murphy bun!:love:

Boy these bunnies like to worry us don't they!

mini lop1
10-12-2011, 07:18 PM
how is he now jane, vibes for murphy xxx :cry:

11-12-2011, 08:10 AM
Murphy has gone downhill again overnight :cry: He ate quite well yesterday aftenoon and evening. But this morning her does not want to know :cry:
He has had his meds and some fluids.

I think I may have to make 'the decision' in the next few days :cry:

Please note that I will take the advice of my trusted Vets re when to PTS I will not 'keep him going for my own sake'

11-12-2011, 09:20 AM
So sorry Jane, i hope he miracously perks up, but if he doesnt then im sending lots of peaceful vibes for him too x

11-12-2011, 09:30 AM
I am sorry Jane, I hope his next few days are peaceful and I know you will help him when you need to.

11-12-2011, 09:32 AM
Thinking lots of positive thoughts for you and Murphy :)

11-12-2011, 09:43 AM
Thinking of you both... x

11-12-2011, 09:49 AM
I think it is his eye problem (EC induced uveitis/displaced lens) that is the source of pain. Within 10 minutes of applying his eye treatment he started eating again. He had Metacam too, but that cant have worked in 10 minutes as I gave it orally :?

We have known that eventually his eye problems would stop responding to treatment and enucleation would be needed. But given that Murphy has other significant health problems too I really dont know that I would put him through surgery :cry:

I will speak with either Laura or C tomorrow

11-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Hoping he has a good day today (and yourself)

11-12-2011, 10:43 AM
oh no, I hope he rallies round Jane. Sending lots of positive vibes and love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

11-12-2011, 10:45 AM
Sending tons of vibes for Murphy and for you for the coming days!

bunny babe
11-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Glad he is eating again, I hope Laura and C can help him. Sending him lots of vibes.

11-12-2011, 11:28 AM
Oh no, poor Murphy and poor you :cry: thinking of you both and sending vibes xxx

11-12-2011, 12:59 PM
Sending lots of vibes and hugs, and thinking of you both xxx

mini lop1
11-12-2011, 01:13 PM
many vibes from us :cry: x

11-12-2011, 06:53 PM
How is Murphy now Jane?

11-12-2011, 07:49 PM
Oh sorry Jane, I missed this when I was on yesterday. So sorry you have been going through a difficult time with Murphy, I am glad he has perked up a little bit today and hope this evening he is still doing ok. Sending lots of vibes and hope he can keep going xx

11-12-2011, 07:58 PM
Murphy is doing better now. I am 99.9% certain it is eye pain that is stopping him from eating. He is back on Maxitrol twice a day now as the once a day was not enough.

I am not happy with how his eye is looking now though :cry:

I will update tomorrow after speaking with Laura/C


11-12-2011, 08:13 PM
His poor eye :cry: Its probably beyond this now but has he had Fradexam for it? It has worked wonders on Timmys uveitis twice now, although his was relatively mild. Sorry if Im way off, just thought it was worth a mention.

Loads of vibes for murphy bun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

11-12-2011, 08:26 PM
Nothing more to add than I am sending you hugs from the owner of one Murphy rabbit to another. :love:

Barn Yard Bunnies
11-12-2011, 08:32 PM
So pleased he is eating, I hope something can be done about his eye. xxx

11-12-2011, 08:58 PM
I am glad he is more comfortable again. I am sorry his eye getting worse so quickly though.

12-12-2011, 11:28 AM
How is Murphy today?? Any news from the vets yet? :wave:

12-12-2011, 03:14 PM
Just read through, sending lots and lots of vibes for Murphy, hoping for a positive update xx

12-12-2011, 04:01 PM
Murphy is doing better now. I am 99.9% certain it is eye pain that is stopping him from eating. He is back on Maxitrol twice a day now as the once a day was not enough.

I am not happy with how his eye is looking now though :cry:

I will update tomorrow after speaking with Laura/C


Any news on the lovely Murphy? xxxx

12-12-2011, 09:59 PM
Any news on the lovely Murphy? xxxx

He has had a better day today, thank you for asking :)

He will be remaining on meds and we will just see how things go over the next few days.

Here he is with his pal Harry


12-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Aw bless them! :love: Glad Murphy has had a better day today. :D

12-12-2011, 10:16 PM
So glad lovely Murphy has perked up a bit today xxx:love:

12-12-2011, 11:22 PM
That's really good news :-)

PS - they are both gorgeous :love: